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FOX News
Feb 5, 2011 2:30pm EST
. the president obama said, you know, we've asked him to start the process now, but he's ordering attacks on journalists? >> well, i mean, look the united states is two fundamentally different positions on foreign policy and the media are struggling to explain this. on the one hand we support human rights and freedoms, on the other hand he we support allies and now, this is a case where our allies doesn't support human rights and the opposite. he's threatening to murder reporters and threatening hero reporters from my mind greg palkot and anderson cooper and others, and so what is the united states supposed to do? nobody, including the obama administration obviously knows. >> jon: in part, is it more than just-- is it more than just coincidence, alan, that all of these journalists suddenly find themselves under attack? >> of course not. this is finally the mubarak regime trying to exert authority and realizing it's losing the battle and it's closing the barn doors after the proverbial chickens have left and it's already been organized by the social media. regardless what happens to the ma
FOX News
Feb 6, 2011 6:00pm EST
't think barack obama is waiting on me to tell him what he should do. >> he probably has better advice than he might get from the cia. >> from the intelligence committee they are underscoring we didn't read the country right and it is hard to read countries and hard to read the mysteries of countries and even the egyptians could never tell a young man would set himself ablaze en -- in tunisia and the dispute would reach egypt and we have done well reading egypt. it is a fact of life but it is difficult to read distant lands. >> what should the policy be, working behind the scenes to promote a transition, speaking more publicly than we have. >> we have done one thing well and that is central to the equation, we have made sure the army does not go for a massive crack down. >> urging that? absolutely and the big difference between iran and -- in the summer of '09 and egypt right now is the fact that iran was not in our sphere of influence and egypt is. and, the kid glove treatment, if you will, restraint of the army and restraint of the police and restraint of hosni mubarak has to do with the
FOX News
Feb 10, 2011 1:00pm EST
over control to the egyptain military. screen left, president obama arriving for a preplanned speech in michigan. we're told that he was watching events on board air force one very closely. and we expect to hear from him soon. screen right, we're awaiting a state department briefing with p.j. crowley. it was scheduled for 1:15 eastern time. it's now floated, but we expect it to happen soon. this crisis began back on january 26. demonstrators motivated by the ousting of tunisia's president. protesters taking to the streets to demand the resignation of mubarak. violence broke out, injuries and deaths. from there, a curfew was put in place, internet and phone service shut down. the u.s. started to pay attention. protesters and the president of egypt refusing to back down. by february 2, tensions boiled over. journalists targeted, injured, attacked, including our own greg palkot. by february 3, the u.n. estimated that 300 people had died. the protesters digging in their heels. more organized protests reported on february 8. all of that brings us to this moment. shortly after 10:00 a.m. e
FOX News
Feb 14, 2011 10:00pm EST
? we are going to ask d'brickashaw ferguson. first, in the state of the union president obama promised he would cut spending in his 2012 budget. the price tag 3.7 trillion is that a spending cut or fuzzy math. south carolina senator john thune joins us. so we can make this plain there are two economic issues that are the budget issues. within continuing resolution to fun the government between now and september 30th the other is the 2012, correct? >> right. we have two years on top of each other. the democrat majority did not pass a budget last year. we are dealing with the unfinished business of the last fiscal year. the president submitted his budget for the 2012 fiscal year which will start october 1st of this year. it is two debates on top of each other. sometimes that gets confusing. >> greta: the continuing resolution ends march 4th, if nothing is agreed bone the government shuts down? >> what more is likely to happen congress could pass another short term stopgap continuing resolution until such time as there is agreement on a longer term continuing resolution. if nothing happen
MSNBC
Feb 15, 2011 6:00pm EST
society said ike was a communist, they now believe obama is an avatar of a burgeoning caliphate. >>> president obama defended his budget today, but did he really defend social security? my take on that. i'm coming. >>> also, tonight president clinton bias on the supreme court? clarence thomas is in trouble. >>> and expos are the tea party, a special available reveals where the money goes. the reporter who broke that story joins us. >>> first, let me show you what he said, and then i'll explain. >> you talked about social security medicare and medicaid. the truth is social security is not the huge contributor that the other two entitlements are. i'm confident we can get social security done in the same way that ronald reagan, tip o'neil were able to get it done, by parties coming together, making some modest adjustments, i think we can avoid slashing benefits, and i think we can make it stable and stronger for not only this generation, but for the next generation. >> stronger for the next generation. remember, tip o'neil and ronald reagan wound up making some cuts to social secur
NBC
Feb 14, 2011 5:00pm EST
obama as his motorcade step 5. his destination was this a great environmental science class of parkville middle school. -- this 8th grade science class. he went to get look at the science technology engineering and math programs. >> to been to start out by taking class's in each of four subjects from applied engineering to environmental science gradually focusing on one subject over the next couple of years. >> the president says he wants to model the programs like the one here at parkville across the nation. that is welcome news where the county school superintendent. >> this validates when we have been doing here in the baltimore county with regards to paring -- preparing students in stem education. >> first of all, the kids say hi. michelle says hi. happy valentine's day. have you guys been exchanging valentines? >> 6:00, more from the president and from some of the student team met today. by that parkville middle school, tim tooten, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the president is calling for a 20 toller billion increase in education funding. -- $20 billion increase. republicans pounced calling
CNN
Feb 17, 2011 5:00pm EST
at the wisconsin state capital. as you said, the drama has made it all the way to the without. president obama criticized the budget bill, saying that it seemed like it was, quote, short-sighted thinking on the part of the governor. listen here to president obama. >> i would say, as a general proposition, that everybody's got to make some adjustments to new fiscal realities. we had to impose, for example, a freeze on pay increases for federal workers for the next two years as part of my overall budget freeze. on the other hand, some of what i have heard coming out of wisconsin, where you're just making it harder for public employees to collectively bargain generally seems like more of an assault on unions. >> reporter: the president through press secretary jay carney, he reiterated his boss's point, saying the president doesn't think this is the right way to fix a shorefall, but on the other end, john boehner is criticizing the president and defending scott walker. in a statement he released, he said, in part, quote, rather than shouten down those in office who speak honestly about the challen
PBS
Feb 19, 2011 12:30am PST
obama has condemned the violence used by security forces in bahrain. in a telephone call, mr. obama warns the stability of the gulf state depended on meaningful political reform. at least 50 protesters were wounded when security forces opened fire on demonstrators. this time as they're trying to occupy pearl square. the u.s. and u.k. warrant their nationals against travel to bahrain. >> bahrain is in crisis. protesters tried to march to the center center -- march to the city center again. this was the response. the police and army are using tear gas and bullets. on the day they buried their dead, there was more bloodshed on the streets. dozens were wounded. some were critically wounded. >> they calls for restraint from britain and the others have fallen on deaf ears. the violence in the small gulf state is far from over. >> she has lost a son. he was buried today. one of six protesters to die this week. he was shot by the police. he was killed for a cause of rooted in this country's division. >> people want to stop discrimination. people want to stop the systematic torture going on
MSNBC
Feb 3, 2011 3:00pm EST
saw on the streets over the last several days, the violence that president obama, as recently as tuesday night, was laudsing t military because they prevents it and calling for further acts of nonviolence, that has deteriorated quickly. the secretary of defense, other top white house officials, in frequent contact with counterparts in egypt but serving to illustrate the fact the white house has a limits amount of influence over the situation right now. >> so the facts are, from january 25th, when demonstrators started to gather and put on the pressure to get mubarak's attention, they've now gotten mubarak's attention. he's making this announcement that he's not going to run for re-election. however, since that announcement, we've seen nothing but the chaos continue to grow. and tomorrow is the day of departure that these organizers have called upon mubarak to leave and things are going to change. when the president and the administration are hearing that what are their fears for what's going to happen tomorrow when mubarak does not step down and vacate? >> reporter: i think th
CSPAN
Feb 12, 2011 11:00pm EST
done by the blizzard of obama administration job- crushing which it -- regulation. but we cannot today to what needs to be done for our country. so as we prepare for starting today for the next 21 months, i ask you to remember the words of my fellow mississippian, fred smith, the founder and ceo of that act. fred says, "the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing." [laughter] [applause] and the main thing is electing a republican president next year. [applause] we cannot put america on the right track until we elect a republican president in 2012. and a republican senate to join the republican house in enacting those crucial policies. we will not have the policies that lead to economic growth, job creation, smaller government, lower taxes, less spending, rational regulations, and the stronger american presence in the world in every dimension until we had a republican president to lead for those right policies, the ones that will achieve the right results for america and the world. namaste, the reckless policies of the obama administration and the left-wing congress has brou
CSPAN
Feb 12, 2011 8:00pm EST
poll will be. no, it will not be obama. thank you. >> one feature of the conservative political action conference every year is the presidential straw poll, voted on by those who attend the conference. the top winners are the same as last year. ron paul got 30% of the vote followed by mick rahm 8 with 23 percent of the vote. former new mexico governor gary johnson and new jersey governor christie receive 6% of the vote. last year pottery third-place finisher was former lasted governor syrup island. this year she finished ninth with 3% of the vote. next, former white house press secretaries to talk about life in the white house. then the white house congressional dinner. after that from the conservative political action conference, mississippi governor haley barbour. now, a discussion of the role of the white house press secretary. we will hear from michael mccurry and dee dee myers preserved under president clinton and president george w. bush's press secretaries dana perino and frank sesno. george washington university's school of media and public affairs posted this event. it
CBS
Feb 5, 2011 11:00pm EST
in new york, hoping their solidarity will force mubarak to resign. the obama administration has not pushed for mubarak to immediately step down. >> his continued leadership is critical. it's his opportunity to write his own legacy. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton also spoke on the crisis while attending an international security crisis. she says it's important egyptian leaders demonstrate an orderly transition is underway to keep the middle east stable. cbs news. >>> vice-president joe biden called egypt's vice-president today stressing the need for a concrete agenda for reform. sarah palin is openly blasting the obama administration's handling of the crisis in egypt. she says obama needs to tell americans what he knows about who will be egypt's next leader. protesters in egypt are getting support here in the streets. hundreds marched from the egyptian embassy to the white house. the crowds were trying to get their message out. >> reporter: for the hundreds of protesters who came out to the north lawn earlier today, the message was a simple one. restore democrac
CSPAN
Feb 10, 2011 11:00pm EST
in the town hall meeting set to face than the obama admin is patient first unveiled its health healte plan to the american people, an awakening that continued with development of the tea party movements and an awakening that became real even do some skeptics in washington but a lot of the folks who pooh-poohed the new awakening monster jobs in november. [applause] remember when it all started and nancy pelosi -- you remember she used to be beaker of the house. [laughter] nanci polybius says this is a crest tops movement and initiated. i sat at a time when a member of congress and i worked to put together after. we all have to get to turn a town hall meetings. and if we ever get five or six or seven to go, that was considered a great success. no member of congress regardless of his ideology, regardless of his party, regardless of his willingness to stand with the president who went to his home district and phase 2000, 1500 or 2000 constituencies -- constituents are upset with the direction the country was taken could really sit back and see me at the company you are right about that. so as
NBC
Feb 15, 2011 6:00pm EST
, news 4, back to you. >> thank you, darcy. >>> president barack obama is facing some difficult budget decisions that could affect medicare, medicaid and social security benefits for millions of americans. the president says he's willing to work with republicans on entitlement programs. but his newly released budget does not include several major recommendations from a special budget commission. one of the big omissions involves the call for massive reform of social security. including gradual retirement age increase to the age of 69, in the year 2075. that's up from the current range of 65 to 67 years. steve handelsman joins us now with more on the budget battle. he's on capitol hill. steve? >> thanks, good evening. in the big news conference, president obama complained that too many people want too much too fast on this. he said before we can take a big bite out of our big budget problem, our big deficit problem, our big problem with debt, we've got to take small steps that he said will teach democrats and republicans here on capitol hill to work better together. buffetted by a storm
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2011 6:00pm EST
. >> president obama speaks to the right wing chamber of commerce today. i think that's a really bad idea and i'll explain why. >>> a week after republicans tried to redefine rape, a state representative in georgia wants to stop calling women who suffered rape victims. are republicans waging a war on women? >>> a reagan reality check. the real ronald reagan would make tea partiers sick. my case on how republicans today would be trashing the liberal policies. i did say liberal. >>> simpson calls for drastic spending cuts in a way no one else can. first he talked about milking cows and now he's talking about other body parts. >>> all right. today president obama went over to the chamber of commerce to make nice with big business. i think that's a bad idea. i want to explain to you why. first of all, the chamber of commerce is without a doubt a right wing organization. you shouldn't feed the bear that wants to eat you for lunch. that's a saying i just made up. what do you think? all right. now i'll show you why. last year the chamber spent $33 million to defeat the democrats in the mid terms. that
CSPAN
Feb 11, 2011 9:00am EST
some because late 2009 into early 2010 as obama's numbers were taking across-the-board on all the issues. one issue, barack obama had a plurality of support and approval on terrorism and national security. the question is this why did this politics happen when the reality everyone seems to be otherwise to answer that we have pat caddell and john mclaughlin. >> hi am not trusting with anything mechanical. >> you are setting me up for the fall. >> watching what is happening in egypt this could not be a more perfect panel. watching president obama reminds me of charlie brown and the football. every time you think he is gone he is back. the point joel just made that is important to discuss, we are here on behalf of secure america now organization when you go to their web site, in the same spirit of my friend richard dreyfuss who are am happy to see here. we are stunned by a lot of people for being here but the idea of this group is a grassroots to new group and grass-roots effort to developed -- to secure america, input into our political discourse the point joel just made. 9% of
FOX
Feb 15, 2011 6:00pm EST
-- news conference, president obama had harsh words for iran. tom fitzgerald is in the newsroom now. accused of him being hypocritic. >> some of the -- were directed at iran since the protest movement tried to re-form itself in the country. tail, though, he was careful not to directly call for iranian government removal and thousands of anti-government demonstrators are marching in iran inspired by the protests in egypt that removed president hosni mubarak. the iranian government responded with a heavy-handed crackdown on the protestors. hard liners in the iranian parliament called for an arrest of execution of opposition leaders. in washington today, president obama said iran's actions against his own people are at odds with the previous support of the egyptian protests. >> i find it ironic you have the regime pretending to celebrate what happened in egypt when, in fact, they have acted in direct contrast to what happened by gunning down and beating the people trying to express themselves peacefully in iran. >> reporter: the united states is not the only country watching this. the
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2011 11:00am EST
president obama had an interesting question when he came into office, how to define the war, the war until. i think the liberal side of the democratic party would have likened him to redefine. i think that would be naÏve on multiple levels for store. al qaeda has been a war with us since 1998 when they blew up our embassies in africa. they declared war on us. big guns warlike things for us to kind of weekend it is a war. i think would be wrong. on the other hand, acting president george w. bush, he also overestimate the problem. al qaeda is a service problem that it's not more so. i don't think we have the language to explain it exactly because it is a form of warfare but the newest form of warfare in terms of american historical terms is perhaps the war of the pars in the late 18th century. which was a war but it wasn't an interstate war. and it wasn't, you know, going to destroy the republic. >> host: one of the difficulties of naming it, we weren't afraid to say indian wars were as since 9/11 we've essentially been afraid to say islamist wars because of the war on islam in because that
CSPAN
Feb 19, 2011 7:00pm EST
president of the united states, barack obama. that was in obama's years in the latter 1970s in hawaii. and i first started reading about frank marshall davis and obama in 2007/2008. i heard conservatives on talk radio, on blogs and elsewhere saying frank marshall davis was a communist, a party member. he influenced obama. and meanwhile while i'm hearing all of this stuff i have spread all over my desk all these committee reports, right? senate judiciary committee run by democrats because. house committee internal security run by democrats, house committee un-american activities. run by democrats. most of these people who ran these committees were democrats. chris dodd's father, thomas dodd, right? francis walter, representative i-court, jack kennedy was an anticommunist on some of these committees. so i hear this and i'm thinking, okay, what does he really believe? what does davis really believe? and how close was he to obama? august 2nd, 2008, a.p. piece, davis was a constant figure in obama's early life. he was an important influence to obama looked to like a father, a mentor for advice on
CNN
Feb 16, 2011 5:00pm EST
opposition figures to be executed. >>> the obama white house is keeping track of the big picture in the middle east and noting that every kun interest where we're seeing protests is a little different. we want to bring in our senior white house correspondent, ed henry. ed, what's the administration saying about the newest uprisings which are hard enough just to keep track of it. >> reporter: it is, candy, and it's interesting, jay carney, the new white house press secretary, the first briefing today and right out of the box he said the president is watching very close lit developments were you talking about, libya, bahrain, all through the middle east as well as north africa, but he was also very careful, jay carney was, to say what you just suggested which is as the president noted at his news conference yesterday, there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to these protests, that each country is different, and the administration is going to be careful not to dictate to each government about what to do here, but by the same token the administration is not shy about making sure to
CNN
Feb 22, 2011 11:00am EST
late today. >>> president obama will lead a forum with small business owners at cleveland state university this hour. we will listen to see what the president might say about libya or the deaths of the four americans killed by pirates. >>> the earthquake damage in new zealand, it is horrific. all you have to do is just take a look. this building collapses onto a street. at least 65 people are confirmed dead in christchurch but that number is expected to rise. much of the city is in ruins. the magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck during lunchtime. dazed, bleeding residents were walking in the streets strewn with debris and concrete. several people are trapped. we heard from one woman who was waiting to be rescued. >> i hope someone knows i'm here. sigh suppose they do. >> you said earlier it sounded like rescuers were coming. >> yes. there are other people on other floors, and they are trying to get up and get everyone out. i just have to wait. >> yes, yes. what goes through your mind? >> oh, well, a couple hours ago, i thought i'd had it. i said good-bye, and i managed to wiggle a bi
FOX News
Feb 9, 2011 9:00am EST
and then we simply have to repeal president obama, we can do that and get a new president in that wants to get rid of the government takeover of health care, that will change. martha: she makes it sound sieveem. not so simple, though, her comments after the first nationwide tea party town hall meeting where she called for the end of big government and big spending. bill: keeping an eye on the markets, what a run we've had here, ahead of the opening bell, investors hoping to extend a seven-day streak of gains. wow. yesterday, dow closed up 71 points, well over 12,200. look at her go, huh? we'll see how the markets do, bottom of the hour, 9:30. martha: how about the weather? how about back to the weather for a moment? it just gets crazier out there, just with states like oklahoma and kansas at -- what states like oklahoma and kansas do not need. more snow is headed their way. they have had the most awful, icy conditions, accidents that we've seen over the past couple of weeks and now they're getting more of it. look at the radar, the midwest and parts of the south, already getting covered, oklah
NBC
Feb 7, 2011 7:00am EST
want to write it down on your hand. anyway -- >> president obama sat down with bill o'reilly for a wide ranging interview during the super bowl coverage. mike viqueira is at the white house with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it's a super bowl tradition. an interview with the network airing the game. the president continued to walk the political and diplomatic tight rope on egypt while where you shalling -- brushing off personal attacks. mr. obama sat down with a frequent critic, bill o'reilly where the subject turned to egypt and hosni mubarak. >> only he knows what he's going to do. here's what we know. egypt is not going back to what it was. the egyptian people want freedom. >> reporter: he's come close in recent days. >> an orderly transition must be meaningful. >> reporter: president obama would not call for mubarak to step down before september elections. >> what we can do, bill, is we can say that the time is now for you to start making a change in that country. >> reporter: while conceding that there are anti-u.s. elements within the muslim brotherhood, the pr
MSNBC
Feb 10, 2011 9:00am EST
today, barack obama announced in springfield, illinois. four years later, why is he the only candidate in the 2012 race, as top republicans come for the annual conservative cattle call. what's taking them so long to get in the presidential campaign? >>> is osama bin laden no longer public enemy number one? the surprising assessment from top intelligence officials as congress gets its annual report on threats to the nation. the house intelligence committee leaders will be here with us live. >>> and has got to be a new land speed record for scandal. just three hours after a flirtacious photo, the congressman in question resigns. we'll have the blogger who broke the story here live. it's thursday, february 10th, i'm savannah guthrie. >> what a 24 hours in american politics in general. we had a senate retirement in jim webb, cpac starts, president is going on a trip. oh, by the way, egypt. anyway, but we're at the top and we're going to start right here. conservatives coming to washington. it's the all important cpac meeting, the unofficial start to the republican presidential primary is r
CNN
Feb 18, 2011 7:00pm EST
. a hand grenade into one crowd killed one person and has wounded 43. president obama traveling out here on the west coast put out a statement saying he's "deeply concerned" and he called on the governments of bahrain, libya and yemen to show restraint and respect what the president called the people's universal rights to peaceful assembly. there were peaceful assembly today. tahrir square filled with flag waving celebrating one week. egypt's military warned the demonstrations must stop so the country's economy can get moving again. protesters marched in jordan, iraq and iran. let's get the latest now on the tense situation in bahrain. a tiny island kingdom situated in a crucial spot between saudi arabia and iran and home to a big u.s. military installation. nic, what's the latest? >> reporter: the latest is the peace initiative from the crown prince. the king handed the crown prince authority to negotiate here. he appeared on a popular talk show saying the country is at a crossroad and they need a pause of reflection but one of the main shia opposition parties here said they won't get i
FOX News
Feb 18, 2011 5:00am EST
president obama sees it a bit differently. >> some of what i have heard coming out of wisconsin, where you are just making it harder for public employees to collectively bargain generally, seems like more of an assault on unions. and i think it's very important for us to understand that public employee, they are our neighbors. they are our friends. >> bill: if state workers will not give back some of their benefits, there is no solution to the fiscal crisis anywhere. you can't raise taxes anymore. the folks are tapped out. live on long island elderly people are selling their homes because they can't sell the high tax rate. perhaps over a few years that way they could look for other jobs in the private sector if they don't believe they are being compensated fairly in the public arena. i believe that would be fair. class warfare is about to break out in america. union benefits are strangling not only state budgets but also the private economy. yes, workers do need protection. they need some kind of security in the marketplace. but, the cold truth is, that federal and state workers have reach
FOX News
Feb 10, 2011 8:00pm EST
the cash? mumbarak also knows things that could harm america and i brought this up to president obama last sunday. >> bill: mumbarak know as lot of bad things about the united states. i'm sure you are aware of that. >> let me say. this the united states and egypt have been a partner for a long time. >> bill: right. he has done some bad things. >> he has been a good partner when it comes to the peace with israel. there have been counter terrorism efforts. he has been very supportive of. >> bill: obviously the president didn't want any part of that question and it's understandable. mubarak was a good partner with america in keeping peace with israel and fighting al qaeda. he helped us a lot. but secret police are brutal and he abused his own people in criminal ways. so, if mumbarak wants to, he can hurt the u.s.a. no question about that. cold truth is, america did what it had to do. it dealt with mumbarak because it needed peace between israel and the other arab states. after 9/11 we needed a friend that would fight the terrorists. mumbarak did those things but also committed terrible crimes
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2011 6:00am EST
and i had. we understood we could be used as a vehicle for nefarious means. the obama -- osama bin laden tape, what is our responsibility? we said we were going toe sensitive to issues that might imperil operations of national security. we will try to tune it in. there was a time wn we first deployed u.s. troops to lose pakistan -- to uzbekistan. we were approached and asked not to report thabecause it might jeopardize security. we chose not to report that. then if it leaks some other place and a pakistani news organization puts it up. another network reported it in the u.s. what is your guidance to news organizations? how can you say i will not address that when it is going out through these other means? >> this is why that clash takes place. whenever the president called me in the oval office and said were you the source i would give him a honest answer. i said to you go with it. you go with it and the president sees it on cnn and ask are you the source of it? i would say no, the source was another organization. >> it is a world of difference for someone in the name of the u.s. goveren
CSPAN
Feb 21, 2011 12:00pm EST
the nature or color how the branch operates. >> some of the progress of challenges to the obama health care plan -- the media has really played up that all of the judges who struck it down are republicans and all of the judges who upheld it are democrats. doesn't that create a public perception that politics does affect the outcome with judges? >> you mean the comments that people make? >> the comments that we read in the media. based on whether the judge is deciding the case were appointed by a democrat or a republican -- s the -- -- the judges deciding the case were appointed by a democrat or republican. among people say all kinds of foolish things -- >> people say all kinds of foolish things. i do not really care. unless it affects reality. this has not happened in california. it has not been politicized, as best i can tell. it has been quite collegial. federal judges often languished for years in the senate, awaiting confirmation. that process -- by the time it gets in the end -- they feel like they have some approval. it has not been the case. i have a number of colleagues who waited m
CSPAN
Feb 27, 2011 4:30pm EST
with the republicans, and by the time barak obama ran for president, they got more, but the price of that was a betrayal of the working class that traditionally the democratic party and liberal institutions had once protected. our great failure for those of us who care about ordinary, the rights of ordinary citizens is that in 1994 with the passage of nafta, we did not stand up for the working class and turn our back on the democratic party. we continued to support democratic politicians who spoke in the traditional language of liberalism, but betrayed every single core liberal value. welfare reform, we now face the prospect with this new midterm election of unemployment benefit s for tens of millions of citizens running out or being allowed to run up without being extended which will mean that many of these people will have to attempt to survive on the $143 a month you receive from welfare curtesy of the democratic party. the deregulation of the banking system, the deregulation of the fcc, i just spent the fall teaching at the university of toronto, and they don't have a banking
CSPAN
Feb 9, 2011 7:00am EST
the obama administration, which is absolutely disheartening to me. i was hoping that the patriot act would get a review first thing when he was elected and there was a democratic majority. in both houses. but that didn't happen. we are just going to have to wait and see it and get the test in the courts, which i am very proud to say is being led by the librarians of this country. host: a court case currently? caller: i am sure it is working its way up. another was a connecticut four, i think they were called, four different librarians in connecticut that got nsl's and fought them. host: can you tell us how it works when the library receives a national security letter? not so many times necessarily but how does it work. caller: an agent will come in with and nsl and they will present it to whomever is at the desk, circulation desk, and, let's say, your library records -- everything you have read and records of all your internet access. that clerk then must turn over whatever is available. now, most automatic purge is simply go back about two weeks. host: the fbi does not have software to ge
ABC
Feb 2, 2011 2:35am EST
of the demands of protesters. this was the demand of president obama's envoy frank wisner. the protesters rejected it whole-heartily saying we want to see you go now. it did not live up to their expectations. one of the protesters that i spoke with said he's been lying for 30 years, why should we believe him now? another one said, he'll use these next seven months to round people up who have been protesting against him over these last few days. >> alex, as we look at these images from cairo, we can see so many people, a million are some of the estimates, on the streets, protesting loudly, holding up signs. what can we expect today, though, now that this announcement has been made that he is stepping down? >> reporter: well, if it was an effort to placate the crowds, it has not done that. i'm looking at live pictures, again, of thousands of people on the square. it's a beautiful day in cairo. a beautiful day for protesting. i can tell given the fury i saw last night and over the last week since i arrived, i don't think these protests are going to end any time soon. >> alex marquardt in cai
ABC
Feb 2, 2011 3:05am EST
not to run in the next presidential election. abc news has confirmed that president obama told mubarak he needs to take that action, which would allow for free elections and an orderly transition of power. >> just one more egyptian people, we hate him. 30 years is enough. >> reporter: the largest protest this country has ever seen. despite the government shutdown of public roads and transportation. in cairo where mubarak was hung in effigy, more than 250,000 people packed tahrir square. since friday the protests have generally been peaceful. one poster showed the one casualty. t women have been allowed much less freedom than men have found their voice. >> mubarak leave the country! just leave us alone! we will make it! we are not the first people to get rid of. >> reporter: repercussions are rippling through the middle east. king abdullah vowed to launch political reforms and obama administration spoke for the first time with one possible successor to mubarak, nobel laureate mohammed ed elbaradei. >> president obama addressed from the white house last night. he said egypt's transition mus
CBS
Feb 15, 2011 4:00am EST
for change across the middle east. >>> sending showdown. republican lawmakers take on president obama's budget and introduce a plan of their own. >>> and man versus machine. a super computer as on the best of the best on jeopardy. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, february 15th, this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, february 15th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm betsity nguyen. we begin with the protests sweeping across the middle east triggered by the revolt in egypt. this morning will is a security clamp down in iran. anti-government demonstrators and police battled through the night. tense of thousands of protesters took to the streets monday flooding central tehran. police say at least one was killed and dozens injured. iran security forces cut phone lines and blockaded the homes of opposition leaders. >> reporter: with the ram h. under a media lock down, the only glimpse came by cell phone video. the crowds were big, they were angry and emboldened by events in egypt and it shows the regime intent on putting them down. at
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2011 2:00am EST
in many years. i think the obama administration needs to turn back the clock a little bit to look at the performance of the obama administration. there was a very, very stupid decision in the the obama administration made right off the bat to cut off steens civil society groups, assistance that had been started turned bush administration and that was a -- it was basically so that they could get the relationship back on track. there was a decision made. that ail yentsated a lot of -- alienated a lot of civil society groups. they felt that the obama administration, even though they were brought in a democratic process, was actually turning their backs on the civil society. there is a lot to make up for, i think with n the united states with the people of egypt. >> the problem i have with your prescription here is that mubarak has so effectively suppressed the political parties at the center of the secular center and allowed the muslim brotherhood to organize. they have an infrastructure. that secretary lar parties do not. you bring up the elections to three months from now then you'
FOX News
Feb 24, 2011 1:00pm EST
proceeds. new fallout now from what critics call a shocking power grab, reacting to president obama's decision that the defense of marriage act, which defines marriage as between a money and a woman, is unconstitutional and that the department of justice will no longer defend it. and this man is hoping to convince a major u.s. city to outlaw circumcisions on baby boys. and if you are a big believer in aliens, you are probably in arizona right now, where the annual international u.f.o. convention is taking place. we have an inside ticket. [ female announcer ] it's lobsterfest. the one time of year red lobster creates so many irresistible ways to treat yourself to lobster. like our new lobster-and-shrimp trio with a parmesan lobster bake, our decadent lobster lover's dream with both sweet maine and buttery rock lobster tails and eleven more choices, each served with a salad and unlimited cheddar bay biscuits. come celebrate lobsterfest right now at red lobster. megyn: welcome back, folks. 1:21 here in the east. we're tracking a tense showdown between israel and iran. iranian warships
KRON
Feb 15, 2011 11:00pm PST
this week. president barack obama is set to arrive in san francisco on thursday. we'll have a look at what he will be doing while he's here. that's just ahead on kron4 news. >>> no matter what time your alarm goes off, the kron4 morning news is on. it's the latest news, not an old recap from last night. >> the kron4 morning news. weekdays from 4:00 to 11:00. >>> new details on the barge that ran a ground in the san francisco bay. the crews are working on that situation. coast guard officials rushed to contain an oil spill. the company that owns the barge says it was intelligencally pushed on to a sand bar to prevent it from sinking. less than 1 gallon of oil was spilled out of the 3800 gallon tank. officials are slated to vote on whether or not to fund sex change operations for city employees. if approved, the city would put aside $20,000 a year for the operations. also on the agenda, city leaders will vote on whether to invite detainees from guantanamo bay to move to berkeley. the proposal would invite one or two detainees. the council meeting was underway with no vote. >>> oakland polic
CSPAN
Feb 15, 2011 7:00am EST
captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2011] host: president obama unveils the 2012 budget blueprint yesterday -- $3.70 trillion. he says it will reduce the deficit by $1.10 trillion over 10 years. by comparison, the deficit commission calls for $4 trillion in savings over the same time period. the proposal also includes a five-year spending freeze on non-defense discretionary spending for a savings of $400 billion. in total the president wants to spend $18.7 billion in 2012. good morning on this tuesday morning, february 15, 2011. we will get your reaction to the proposed cuts and spending -- start dialing in now. while the president talked about his budget plan yesterday at an event in baltimore, on capitol hill budget chairman paul ryan responded. >> when i was sworn in as president and pledged to cut the deficit in half by the end of my first term. a the budget i am proposing today need to that pledge and puts us on a path to pay for what we spend by the middle of the decade. we will do that in part by eliminating waste and cutting whatever spending we c
FOX News
Feb 1, 2011 7:00pm EST
obama says to the egyptian people, we hear your voices. and to the egyptian government, the political transition must begin now. i'm jon scott in for shepard smith. >> jon: tonight, on "the fox report." goodbye mr. mubarak. after days of protests, egypt's president boughs to pressure from his people and announces he will leave office. tonight, when it's going to happen, how this could reshape the political picture in the middle east, and what it means for american interests. ice, slush, and a whole lot of snow. now more states are declaring emergencies, airlines are canceling thousands more flights. and this massive storm is still on the move. plus, that's one way to get around in the snow. tonight, the inventor of the ski propeller. but we begin with a fox news weather alert. a mammoth winter storm is rumbling across the central and eastern u.s., pelting up to a third of the nation with rain, snow, and everything in between. let's get right to the map. here's how the storm has developed over the past 4 hours with powerful thunderstorms in the south and blizzards farther north. the he
NBC
Feb 17, 2011 6:00am PST
smoothly despite the soggy conditions. back to the desk. >>> you are, indeed. thank you. president obama is heading west this morning for a meeting with some of silicon valley's most invadive tech titans. >> air force one is expected to touch down later on this evening at san francisco international. bob redell is live at sfo this morning with what the president is going to do while he's in town. bob, he's meeting with the heavyweights. >> reporter: it's a very short turn-around for the president. good morning to you, brent and laura. air force one arrives later this evening at sfo. san francisco's mayor ed lee will be there to greet the president. then the location is unknown where he'll meet with some of the leaders of silicon valley. they will talk about innovation and job growth. apple's ceo steve jobs currently on a medical leave of absence will be there, mark zuckerberg, eric schmidt and jeffrey emmill recently named the head of the white house council on jobs. the president is trying to promote his $3.7 trillion budget he just announced earlier this week. this is the budget that c
MSNBC
Feb 24, 2011 1:00pm EST
. thank you, stephanie. >>> and for the first time, president obama has spoken out publicly, condemning the brutal violence in libya, but he's avoided mentioning gadhafi by name. officials say he doesn't want to make a bad situation worse for the americans still there. >> the suffering and bloodshed is outrageous and it is unacceptable. so are threats and orders to shoot peaceful protesters and further punish the people of libya. these actions violate international norms and every standard of common decency. this violence must stop. >> joining us now, "new york" magazine's john heilemann. john, this is a dicey situation. the president's getting criticized for not being more forceful, but at the same time, this is a lot more dangerous, because we have no reliable sources inside the country. dangerous than tunisia and even egypt. >> yes, and because we're dealing with a lunatic. i mean, it's a different -- really, the diplomacy, as you know, after covering this for all these years, you know there's a very different kind of situation that arises when you you're dealing with a leader who is
MSNBC
Feb 4, 2011 12:00pm EST
. i have seen the signs where people are demanding that president obama take a stand on mubarak leaving. do they want these global leaders to usher mubarak out? >> you know, the people have two different minds on this. some sort of see the international community and different leaders as being in a way irrelevant. they feel strongly about their demands and the fact that this is a popular movement that comes out of egypt for egyptians. in this regard, they view these statements as being irrelevant. but at the same time, they definitely feel frustrated by the fact that the united states has been deporting mubarak and supporting the regime. they did want the united states specifically to take a much m e momor more -- stance to side with the people. >> good luck, mona. dan murphy, my thanks to you as well. >>> my big question today, does the u.s. risk pushing mubarak into a corner by demanding immediate negotiations for a transition? we'll explore that this hour. i would love your thoughts on that. reach me on facebook, twitter and on e-mail. contessa@msnbc.com. we are getting news
ABC
Feb 9, 2011 6:00pm EST
ban, one michelle obama will not let her daughter's use these social networking site. daughter's use these social networking site. >> and monster storm in the >>> and fbi agent is under investigation for a crash that killed a teenager. he was speeding and drinking when he hit and killed a teenager monday night. the boy was driving home from playing basketball when the agent hit his vehicle head-on. police have not name the agent because he has not been charged. >>> virginia is the first -- virginias first african- american chief justice has died. he began serving on the court in 1989 and stopped serving last month. he was in norfolk native -- a norfolk native. he was 55-years old. >>> first lady michelle obama revealed his daughters are not using facebook. she explained she is not a fan of children using facebook. however she said she might allow her first daughter is to join when they are older. >> still to come, major storm. nearly two dozen states are being affected by the latest weather system. >> we are expecting some light snow in our region. >> what a great night for college b
ABC
Feb 14, 2011 6:00pm EST
are responding to president obama's brand new spending plan. >> the white house promises the cuts will be painful. >> this year's budget deficit is $1.60 trillion, a record. the president's plan reduces that by $1 trillion. the republicans say that it is not nearly enough. for d.c. residents, the cuts in home heating assistance to worry her. >> my heating bill is sometimes $600. >> studying international relationship -- relations at gw, at it is the cuts in the pal college grants. >> i think that would be one of the worst things that the president could do. >> a retired human resources manager in southeast, it is a $300 million, and community block grants that hurt the most. they need these things. >> at the same time, the president's budget would increase spending on research and development, transportation and education, giving some republicans and democrats saying that the budget does not go far enough. >> we are so far in debt, he needs to make significant cuts. >> this is not serious and it is irresponsible. >> neither carter -- neither party has plans to tackle the defense, social security,
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